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Potluck Shabbat
1st Friday Each Month

Join us for a wonderful potluck following 6:15pm services. This is delicious food you won't want to miss!!!

Potluck Guidelines

Food should be dairy or vegetarian, use hekshered ingredients, and brought in disposable pan/vessel. Food cannot not be heated in our kitchen. See Rabbi's detailed guidelines (pdf file) and explanation of hekshered.


Musical Shabbat
2nd Friday Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm for evenings of melodic worship with a little groove thrown in by our own congregational band. These are evenings you won't want to miss!!!


Shabbat Unwrapped
3rd Friday & Saturday
Each Month

Join us at 6:15pm Friday or 10:00am Saturday for a special Shabbat where Rabbi Bass will explain parts of the service, or point out some aspect of a specific Tefilah. This is designed to deepen connections to our ancient roots, and grow in our understanding of our tradition.

Etz Hayim named one of Sun Gazette's Best Places to Worship in their Best of Arlington roundup!

2nd & 4th Thursday Every Month | Israeli Folk Dancing Class, 8:00pm-10:00pm

High Holy Day Tickets: See Below ($50 Late fee applies to all orders)

High Holy Days: Yom Kippur - Friday, October 3 & Saturday, October 4 (CLICK HERE for complete schedule of services)

Sunday, October 5 | Men's Club Sukkah Building, 10:00am -- Please join the Men's Club to help build the sukkah!

Thursday, October 9 & Friday, October 10 - Sukkot I & II | Sukkot Services, 10:00am

Saturday, October 11 | 9:30 Club Meditation, 9:30am

Wednesday, October 15  - Hoshanah Rabbah |
Hoshanah Rabbah Services, 7:00am; Religious School CLOSED

Thursday, October 16 - Shemini Atzeret | 
Shemini Atzeret Services with Yizkor, 10:00am; Simchat Torah Klezmer Celebration, 6:15pm

Friday, October 17 - Simchat Torah |
Simchat Torah Services, 10:00am

Saturday, October 18
| 9:30 Club Parashat HaShavuah, 9:30am; Junior Congregation, 10:00am; Tot Shabbat, 11:00am; Adult Education: Anne Frank's Diary part 1, 1:00pm (Please RSVP to the office)

Monday, October 20 | Foster Parent Information Meeting, 6:30pm (CLICK HERE to download the flier)



Shalom Members and Friends! Tickets are now available for our High Holy Day services (Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur). Click below to download the ticket order form, introduction letter and schedule of services. Please send your completed form with payment to the Etz Hayim office before August 20; a late fee of $50 applies to all orders received after this date.

Etz Hayim Members: CLICK HERE for the Member Ticket Forms

Non-Members: CLICK HERE for Non-Member Ticket Forms

Refer to the full schedule of High Holy Day services here.


This year, our Adult Education offerings will examine different aspects of our Jewish experience. CLICK HERE for the brochure to see the full schedule and class listings. There is no cost for these programs, but contributions are welcome. Please register for the sessions you wish to attend: 703-979-4466 or to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Please don't forget to let us know if you will need babysitting.

Session 1: A Classic of Holocaust Literature: Anne Frank's Diary of a Young Girl  
Taught by Deborah Kaplan

  • Saturday, October 18, 1:00pm
  • Saturday, October 25, 1:00pm

Session 2: Beginner's Hebrew   Taught by Rabbi Ann Folb
Please RSVP by October 14
Wednesdays from 5:30pm-6:45pm

  • October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12, November 19 and December 3


CLICK HERE to order Rosendorff’s challahs for Shabbat!

Please place your orders by Monday evenings. Challahs are $6.00 per loaf, and checks must be made out to "Etz Hayim" and dropped at the office.  Please note, challahs need to be picked up on Fridays by 4pm.  Please make arrangements with the office if you cannot meet this time frame.


  If you’d like more information, please contact us by e-mail at or telephone at 703.979.4466.